Sonography salaries are among the higher medical technician salaries. A sonographer salary is a function of several factors including:

  • employer
  • level of training and education
  • experience
  • specialization
  • full or part time employment
  • geographic location and demand

 

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Median annual sonographer salaries  in May 2015 were about $69,600.  The lowest 10% earned sonographer pay of about $48,700 and the highest 10% earned a sonographer salary of more than about $99,100.

The salary of a sonographer also varies with experience.  According to Payscale.com, the starting entry level  sonographer salary in 2016  was about $51,000.  The highest paying skills associated with this job according to Payscale.com are RDCS (Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer), Vascular, and RVT(Registered Vascular Techologist).

Sonographer wages in top paying industries in May 2016 according to the  US Bureau of Labor Statistics were:

Sonographer Salaries

Sonographer salaries by state are shown below in a Bureau of Labor Statistics map:

Sonographer Salaries by State

 

Information on this page summarized from:
(1) Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, Including Vascular Technologists,   https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm
(2) Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016,http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292032.htm
(3) Payscale.com, http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Ultrasound_Technologist/Salary
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